Russell Moore

Dean of Theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“God’s Own Fool,” by Michael Card

The Cross and the Jukebox

A few years ago I taught a series from the Book of Proverbs. Proverbs, of course, focuses in on the issue of wisdom—but the New Testament reveals that walking in wisdom is more than simply making good decisions; instead, walking in wisdom means walking according to the One who is “the power of God and the wisdom of God,” Jesus Christ (1 Cor. 1:24b).


But the way of Jesus doesn’t look wise to the world. That’s paradox, and that’s mystery. And it’s the gospel.

In today’s episode of “The Cross and the Jukebox” I talk with my favorite singer-songwriter, Michael Card, about his song, “God’s Own Fool.” It’s a song that stays with me all the time, because it’s a song that indicts me in a lot of ways. It’s a song that’s changed me, and is constantly changing me; it’s a song that helped crucify my rationalism.

It’s true, as Mike sings: “The power of paradox opens your eyes, and blinds those who say they can see.”

Listen to this edition of “The Cross and the Jukebox” here.


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